Barbara Maier Gustern, 87, was pushed from behind by an unidentified woman on the night of March 10 as she stood outside her apartment on Manhattan’s Lower West Side, police said. Gustern hit her head and was hospitalized. The suspect ran away, police said.
“We have lost one of the brightest little flames to ever grace this world,” he wrote. “Bobbob, I love you, you are and always will be my heart.”
CNN has reached out to Gustern for comment.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, New York Police Department Sgt. Brendan Ryan told CNN.
“We’re asking the public’s help in solving this disgusting, disgraceful offense committed against a vulnerable, elderly female who was doing nothing but walking down the streets of New York City,” NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said Tuesday during a news conference. “So, please — anybody with any information on this person or her whereabouts, call 1-800-577-TIPS.”
“Should she awake, she will most likely suffer speech problems and may be unable to move her right side,” AJ Gustern said in the post. “It is a very serious injury.”